Five people were injured in Owatonna late Wednesday their car went through flashing lights at a railroad crossing and was hit by a train.
Owatonna police said a 2007 Chevrolet Impala was heading south on State Ave. NW when it collided with a westbound Canadian Pacific train just before 11 p.m. The driver, a 30-year-old Faribault man, was carrying four passengers ages 20-24. One passenger sustained a head injury and was listed in serious condition Thursday morning. Three passengers were transported to hospitals by air ambulance.
There are no crossing arms at the intersection, according to Owatonna police. Two train crew members on board were not injured.
Police aren’t releasing the names of those involved pending notification of family members.
The health commissioner extended the hours for his upcoming public forum on adding intractable pain to the list of conditions allowed into the state's medical marijuana program. The public can also submit written comments.
The final decision will be up to Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, but if the program expands, the Intractable Pain Advisory Committee hopes there will be additional strictures and precautions for pain patients.